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Rule 17. The petition.

(a) Delinquency cases.

(a)(1) The petition shall allege the offenseas it is designated by statute or ordinance, and shall state: in concise terms,the definition of the offense together with a designation of the section orprovision of law allegedly violated; the name, age and date of birth of theminor; the name and residence address of the minor's parents, guardian orcustodian; the date and place of the offense; and the name or identity of thevictim, if known.

(a)(2) The petition shall be verified andmay be filed by a designated intake officer or the prosecuting attorney uponinformation and belief on behalf of the officer or person who referred theminor.

(b) Neglect, abuse, dependency, permanent terminationand ungovernability cases.

(b)(1) The petition shall set forth in plainand concise language the jurisdictional basis as designated by statute, thefacts supporting the court's jurisdiction, and the relief sought. The petitionshall state: the name, age and residence of the minor; the name and residenceof the minor's parent, guardian or custodian; and if the parent, guardian orcustodian is unknown, the name and residence of the nearest known relative orthe person or agency exercising physical or legal custody of the minor.

(b)(2) The petition must be verified andstatements made therein may be made on information and belief.

(b)(3) A petition filed by a state humanservices agency shall either be prepared or approved by the office of the attorneygeneral. When the petitioner is an employee or agent of astate agency acting in his or her official capacity, the name of theagency shall be set forth and the petitioner shall designate his or her title.

(c) Other cases.

(c)(1) Protective orders. Petitions may befiled on forms available from the court clerk and must conform to the formatand arrangement of such forms.

(c)(2) Expungements.The petition shall state: the name, age and residence of the minor. Thepetition shall state the date and nature of each adjudicationwhich the petitioner wishes to expunge. Petitions for expungement must beaccompanied by an original criminal history report obtained from the Bureau ofCriminal Identification and proof of service upon the County Attorney, or withina prosecution district, the District Attorney for each jurisdiction in which an adjudication occurred prior to being filed with the Clerkof Court. Petitions for expungement must meet all of the criteria of Utah CodeSection 78A-6-1105.

(c)(3) Petitions in other proceedings shallconform to Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 10, except that in adoptionproceedings, the petition must be accompanied by a certified copy of the Decreeof Permanent Termination.